Edward Joseph Radcliff, 80 of Jane Lew was born March 14, 1942, went to meet his heavenly father on April 18, 2022. He was born and raised in Clarksburg, WV, where he attended Victory High School before joining the United States Air Force. He is a retiree from the US Postal Service. Along with his many years as a mail carrier, he was also a newspaper carrier for the Dominion Post; in the past, he worked many years as a truck driver for Allegheny Freight Lines. He was an avid WVU Mountaineer Fan. He spent many years working as an usher for the WVU Mountaineers Sporting events alongside his brother Randy and cousin Bill, whom he is now reunited with. Ed was known for his storytelling and conversation skills. He had a deep love for music, a special place in his heart for bluegrass and old-time gospel hymns. He played piano, guitar, and dobro, which he had taken up in his later years; He also loved to sing, and his bass voice was very identifiable and could carry through a congregation. Ed was always looking for an opportunity to debate religion or politics. He was a devout Christian with a strong faith and love for Christ. Ed was also a big history buff and especially interested in his ancestry, and enjoyed being able to connect with distant family members. He also loved his time in the kitchen, making his friend’s baked goods and canning. Ed spent his retirement years in Florida, where he attended Covenant Presbyterian Church and formed deep friendships. He worked for Lakeland Chrysler Dodge, which he enjoyed being around cars and the opportunity to work and socialize. In 2020 he returned to WV to spend his last few years with family and friends. One thing he enjoyed was a good meal and socializing at the Jane Lew Truck-stop and Lightburn’s Family Restaurant. Ed was considered a pioneer as a Living donor. In 1972 he donated a kidney to his brother Randy who had a full life from this unique gift. Ed was survived by his daughter Cindy Lowther her husband Matt, son Duane Radcliff and Melonie Henke, daughter Whitney Knight and husband DJ, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ed had a special relationship with his eldest grandson Calvin whom he was incredibly proud of. He is also survived by his sister Sharon Radcliff See and husband Larry, Sister in Law Sharon Smith, and in addition nieces, nephews, his devoted dog Cooper, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend William Joseph Radcliff and Cathleen Wanita Moyer Radcliff, his brother Randall William Radcliff and his 4-legged best friend, Quincy. Since returning to WV, Ed had exceptional care from his physicians and caretakers; he had respect and appreciation for them all, especially his Physician Dr. Zack Henry. The family is grateful for their care and compassion in his last days. He had a personality and presence as big as his heart and will be missed by many. Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 3-7PM and Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:00AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:00AM with Pastor Carl Radcliff officiating. Interment will follow at Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences can be made on www.DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Radcliff family.
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